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Mali: Facts and figures (January to March 2013)

21-05-2013 Facts and Figures

Protection of prisoners and the civilian population

In the first three months of 2013, the ICRC:

  • registered and visited over 300 prisoners held in Bamako, Mopti, Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal in connection with the conflict;
  • gave medical care to prisoners in Bamako, Koulikoro and Kati;
  • completed work at Koulikoro prison to improve prisoners' access to outdoor recreation;
  • helped connect the new Sévaré prison to the water supply and power grid;
  • repaired Bamako prison's sanitation system;
  • registered and otherwise helped children associated with armed groups to get back in touch with their families through Red Cross messages (brief, personal messages to relatives made unreachable by the violence);
  • recorded violations of international humanitarian law and maintained a
    confidential, bilateral dialogue with the authorities;
  • followed up missing persons cases;
  • helped members of families separated by the conflict to exchange news by means of 125 phone calls and over 170 Red Cross messages;
  • registered 13 tracing requests for 10 unaccompanied children in the camps for displaced people in Mopti;
  • reminded all warring parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law;
  • maintained dialogue with the Malian and international armed forces and with the MNLA.

Health care

Gao Hospital

The ICRC:

  • continued to support Gao Hospital by providing a seven-person medical/surgical team and furnishing medicines and other medical supplies;
  • supplied electricity and clean water;
  • treated over 690 patients, including 60 war casualties;
  • delivered 575 babies and gave over 11,000 out-patient consultations;
  • evacuated the seriously wounded for treatment in Niger’s capital Niamey.

Sominé Dolo Regional Hospital in Mopti

The ICRC supplied medicines and other medical supplies.

Access to primary health care

The ICRC:

  • supported nine community health centres in the regions of Gao and Timbuktu by means of medicines, medical equipment and supplies, while paying staff and providing ICRC medical personnel;
  • repaired several health centres.

Assistance

Water, electricity, sanitation and habitat

The ICRC:

  • maintained the water supply and electricity for over 120,000 residents of Gao, Kidal, Ménaka and Timbuktu by supplying 293,000 litres of diesel;
  • donated 1,500 kg of water-purification chemicals to the treatment plant in Gao;
  • restored to working order six latrines and nine wells and boreholes in Tinzaouatène, and built 16 new latrines;
  • distributed 73,000 water-purification packets and 1,200 plastic jerrycans to 12,000 displaced families in the Tinzaoutène area.

Food, other basic necessities, and agricultural aid

The ICRC:

  • distributed, in conjunction with the Mali Red Cross, over 6,700 tonnes of foodstuffs to over 415,000 people in the regions of Gao, Kidal, Timbuktu, Mopti and Ségou;
  • distributed, in conjunction with the Mali Red Cross, essential items (blankets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, soap, cooking and hygiene kits, etc.) to 2,000 displaced families in the regions of Kidal, Ségou and Timbuktu;
  • distributed, in conjunction with the Mali Red Cross, seed and farming tools to seven market-gardening associations to help over 500 families in the region of Gao;
  • supported the national vaccination campaign of livestock against contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, sheep and goat plague and camel pasteurellosis, plus treatment of parasites and avitaminosis;
  • supported the vaccination and treatment of 687,000 animals belonging to nearly 18,000 families of livestock breeders from Timbuktu and Mopti regions.

Promoting international humanitarian law

The ICRC organized 18 awareness-raising sessions for 1,600 members of the armed forces of Mali and the contingents from Togo, Senegal, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and the African-led International Support Mission to Mali in Mopti, Bamako, Ségou and Kidal.


Photos

A displaced person in Mali receives a document that will allow him to receive food distributed by the ICRC and the Mali Red Cross. 

Bourem, near Goundam, Mali.
A displaced person in Mali receives a document that will allow him to receive food distributed by the ICRC and the Mali Red Cross.
© ICRC / D. Mahamadou / v-p-ml-e-00048

Régis Savioz, ICRC deputy director of operations, listening to the head of the power station. The ICRC supplies fuel for the station’s pumping unit. 

Power station in Gao, Mali
Régis Savioz, ICRC deputy director of operations, listening to the head of the power station. The ICRC supplies fuel for the station’s pumping unit.
© ICRC / A. Cheick

Régis Savioz, ICRC deputy director of operations, visits Gao’s water-pumping and –treatment station. The ICRC supplies fuel for the pumping unit. 

Gao pumping station, Mali.
Régis Savioz, ICRC deputy director of operations, visits Gao’s water-pumping and –treatment station. The ICRC supplies fuel for the pumping unit.
© ICRC / A. Cheick

Prime Minister Django Cissoko talking to Régis Savioz, ICRC deputy director of operations, about the situation in Mali. 

Prime minister's office, Bamako, Mali
Prime Minister Django Cissoko talking to Régis Savioz, ICRC deputy director of operations, about the situation in Mali.
© ICRC / A. Cheick / v-p-ml-e-00061

A young man relaxes in front of his hospital room. He suffered a hand injury during the fighting that took place in January 2013, and is receiving treatment from ICRC doctors. 

Gao Regional Hospital, Mali.
A young man relaxes in front of his hospital room. He suffered a hand injury during the fighting that took place in January 2013, and is receiving treatment from ICRC doctors.
© ICRC / C. Amadou